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In Mexico, Sustainable Forest Management as a Strategy to Combat Climate Change
“Forests cannot be protected by remote control”
A member of the Capulalpam de Méndez community, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
We believe that everyone involved in climate change negotiations - governments, communities, non-government organizations and the private sector - should learn about the role of community forest management, because it is arguably the best option for reducing forest emissions and generating a better future for the world’s forests and their inhabitants.
A study has been released by the Mexican Civil Council for Sustainable Forestry (CCMSS) and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) presenting new research and
analysis demonstrating how community forest management in Mexico has become a powerful instrument to achieve forest conservation, while at the same time improving local livelihoods. The authors of this document propose that under the current international efforts to reduce emissions from forest deforestation and degradation, community-based forestry should be taken in account as one of the best options to mitigate CO2 emissions.
Posted By Lopaka Purdy at 2:45pm on November 24, 2010
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